Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Area map
Austin Steen honored by countries he helped liberate
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - 5/23/2015 11:17:05 AM
Judy Cornelius said the trip back to the area where the Battle of the ... didn’t just thank him for saving their country. They would always say it poetically and in a personal way: “Thank you for saving my world.”
Fierce gunbattle kills 43 in Mexico cartel country
Chicago Tribune - 5/23/2015 1:47:24 PM
The death toll from all three is at least 76 people at a time when the Mexican government claims crime is falling dramatically and the interior minister recently insisted the country "is not ... the drug gang dominates the area where the battle erupted ...
Nepalese river blocked by landslide flowing again
Reuters - 5/24/2015 6:18:14 PM
A second quake hit the mountainous country on May 12, killing scores ... "We had already moved 123 people in the area to safe places fearing landslides as the mountain had developed cracks in the earthquake," he said. "This is why there is no human ...
Ireland becomes world’s first country to vote for ‘gay marriage’
French Tribune - 5/24/2015 3:16:17 AM
The voting makes Ireland the world’s first country to conduct a ballot on the ‘gay marriage ... Abraham's mother delayed her PhD studies to guide him. She told NBC Bay Area that as early as... 'I Don't Want To Die’, Said Venezuelan President ...
Ireland on course to be first country to legalise gay marriage by popular vote
theguardian.com - 5/23/2015 1:18:46 PM
Just after the taoiseach’s remarks, it emerged that out of almost three-quarters of the ballot boxes opened in his own Mayo constituency – an area of western Ireland ... Varadkar said: “We’re the first country in the world to enshrine marriage ...
Ireland Becomes First Country To Say Yes To Gay Marriage By Vote
chinatopix.com - 5/25/2015 12:59:06 AM
Ireland is the first country in the world to vote "yes" to gay marriage ... as it is used to be seen as extremely conservative. Donegal, an area that used to vote against the nation's moods, also voted "yes" to same-sex marriage. "We're in a new country.
USBC impressed by area after Queens Tournament
Green Bay Press-Gazette - 5/24/2015 10:54:25 AM
The scratch tournament drew the top women bowlers from around the world and marked the return of the Professional Women's Bowling Association pro tour after a nearly 11-year hiatus. Bowlers from 33 states, Puerto Rico and 11 foreign countries competed in ...
Syria regime to accept de facto partition of country
Japan Today - 5/24/2015 10:35:56 PM
Weakened by years of war, Syria’s government appears ready for the country’s de facto partition ... which is close to the regime. “The world must think about whether the establishment of two terrorist states is in its interests or not,” he said ...
No room at the inns? Region’s hotels filling up fast for visit by pope
Delaware County Daily Times - 5/24/2015 5:39:27 AM
For many area Catholics, including those in Delaware ... Conceived by Pope John Paul II in 1994 as a way to strengthen families, the World Meeting of Families is held every three years in a different country. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be the ...
World Turtle Day: What to know and how to help
United Press International - 5/23/2015 12:07:11 PM
"We have heard from organizations throughout the world that are also hosting World Turtle Day, including India, Australia and many other countries," says Tellem on ... Alabama and Mississippi coastlines as protected area for the loggerhead sea turtle.
Oldest Person In The World, Jeralean Talley, Celebrates 116th Birthday in Detroit
The Inquisitr - 5/24/2015 5:03:40 AM
Jeralean Talley of Inkster, in the Detroit area of Michigan, is the person the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) considers the oldest in the world. Talley celebrated ... and through it all our country’s spirit has endured — strengthened and enriched ...
Ireland Becomes First Country On Earth to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage By Popular Vote
TheMarySue - 5/23/2015 7:31:00 PM
In a popular vote of 62% in favor and 38% opposed, Ireland has become the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage ... In another deeply traditional and predominantly rural area, Donegal, the result was 54 percent to 46 percent for the ...
Archbishop asks residents in Philadelphia's five county area to open homes for world visitors
Bucks Local News - 5/24/2015 11:40:21 PM
Former Philadelphia archdiocese communications director Donna Farrell is the executive director of the World Meeting of Families, an international event conceived by Pope John Paul II in 1994 and held every three years in a different country as a way to ...
Staying the course: Golf participation in the north country holds steady amid nationwide decline
Watertown Daily Times - 5/24/2015 10:43:05 PM
Several courses in the tri-county area have addressed cost concerns among golfers by offering more deals than in past years. Robert Ainsworth, who runs the pro shop at Carlowden Country Club in Lewis County, said the course was at its busiest on Sundays ...
Seven Brothers: A World War II Story
The American Spectator - 5/23/2015 8:10:58 AM
Six Polish immigrant mothers in the Pittsburgh area — 33 sons fighting in WWII ... suffering a higher proportion of death than any country in all of World War II. Poland also had a huge Jewish population, which was corralled into dens of unspeakable ...